in the archives
This article was first published on our original site MyCityLife way back on the 20th January 2014
TV’s greatest and most well-loved awe-inspiring nerd Doctor Who has celebrated 50 years of being #awesomes. Since 1963, The Doctor has seen some 800 episodes, 13 reincarnations, one TV film and Murray Gold’s iconic theme blast across TV screens, sending hope to all techies, geeks and nerds alike that you can be charmingly dorkish and incredibly astute all at once. So much #nerd. So much #intelligence.
And with The Doctor reaching such an illustrious number in years (even if he is time travelling through great adventures whilst escaping from astonishing creatures and machines), The BBC gave the world even more reason to celebrate with the release of “The Day Of The Doctor”. This epicness was closely followed by the Christmas Special, “The Time of The Doctor” – nicely rounding out the Doctor Who universe.
As we fly into February, Brisbane too is jumping onboard the Tardis of Merrymaking. Back in October, a Doctor Who Pop Up Shop surfaced on James Street in The Valley, with plenty of fans staking their claim on Doctor Who merchandise. But the Doctor hasn’t left us yet, as The Queensland Symphony Orchestra gears up for The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Saturday, February 8.
Conducted by Ben Foster and presented by Peter Davison – The Doctor’s 5th reincarnation – iconic Doctor Who monsters, Cybermen and Daleks will also be featured alongside specially edited sequences of Matt Smith’s performances as the 11th reincarnation of #TheDoctor.
Complimenting The QSO’s upcoming performance, fabulous Valley bar Fourth Wall has also released the Sonic Screwdriver. Enjoy the gin and cassis fizz with orange and Peychaud’s bitters, topped with ginger soda, and savour the olfactory of travelling through time. Get ready for the invasion, for as the good Doctor says, “We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one!”